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  Apache Web-Serving with Mac OS X: Part 2
Subject:   restarting Apache
Date:   2001-12-24 05:09:53
From:   philocon
My first experience with Apache Web-Serving was thrilling. -
But there is an annoying problem: After making changes to Apache's configurarion file I'm not able to restart Apache via the Sharing preference panel. I can stop it, but when I click "Start" again it says: "Web Sharing is being activated ... [Web Sharing wird aktiviert ...]." And that's it. -
Is somebody out there who can help me?
Many thanks in advance
Alban
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  • restarting Apache
    2003-06-17 23:24:50  anonymous2 [View]

    I can't seem to start Apache either. I ran httpd -t, and got no errors. Any other ideas?
  • Morbus Iff photo restarting Apache
    2001-12-24 08:29:48  Morbus Iff | O'Reilly Author [View]

    Sounds like there are some errors in your modifications of the httpd.conf file. To have Apache test your configuration, enter your Terminal, and type the following:

    httpd -t

    If everything is dandy, you'll get a "Syntax OK". If everything isn't, then it should point you to the reasons why.
    • restarting Apache
      2001-12-25 13:10:56  philocon [View]

      By entering "httpd -t" I get:

      Syntax error on line 393 of /etc/httpd/httpd.conf: Invalid command 'Includes', perhaps mis-spelled or defined by a module not included in the server configuration.

      What can I make of it?
      • Morbus Iff photo restarting Apache
        2001-12-25 16:06:09  Morbus Iff | O'Reilly Author [View]

        Welp, if you could open the httpd.conf file and scroll down to that area, could you cut and paste what you see in there, so that I can take a look.

        In my own httpd.conf, right around that area, I see:

        Options Includes Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews

        If, however, I incorrectly make that line:

        Options
        Includes Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews

        Then I get the same error that you're seeing.
        • restarting Apache
          2001-12-26 04:39:05  philocon [View]

          Everything works fine now! Many thanks!

          I made a rather embarassing mistake:
          "Includes Options ... "

          I' m learning a lot right now. It's quite hard work, and it's really exciting. - I'm looking forward to your next article.

          Alban